Meeting of the New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service
The New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service will have its quarterly meeting on June 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Rutgers Student Center, 126 College
Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. The meeting will be co-located with the AmeriCorps end-of-year event at the same location. The agenda will include updates on federal national service programs and
review and vote on the Commission formula funding application to the Corporation for National and Community Service.
About the New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service
The New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service was created by Governor Christine Todd Whitman under Executive Order #20 in June 1994. The newly created Corporation for National Service
in Washington invited governors to create state commissions to guide and oversee national service programs in the states.
The Governor designated the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to host the commission and to serve as the administrative and fiscal agent for its AmeriCorps programs. Initial members were appointed to the commission
in June 1994, an executive director was selected in August 1994, and later an office of community services was created within the Division of Field Services.
In 2003, the Commission was transferred to the NJ Department of State, where it is still currently housed.
The New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service aims to do the following:
Develop a statewide ethic of service and a comprehensive, coordinated program targeted to the needs of New Jersey and its unique community challenges. The programs will provide opportunities for service that bring diverse people together working for a common cause to get things done in communities, remove barriers and promote respect.
Address the service needs of the state by prioritizing needs and problems, then targeting resources and grants to the priority needs.
Guide the AmeriCorps program and ensure the effectiveness of its components. Develop and nurture partnerships among the education community, health care community, volunteer programs, the business sector, community-based agencies, foundations, state and local government units, cultural groups, youth programs and senior citizen groups that can work to meet the needs of our communities.
Develop a well-planned strategy to ensure public awareness through various public relations approaches, highlighting quantitatively and qualitatively desired outcomes.
Create a stable funding source for national and community service through fund-raising activities, endowments, and corporate funding to supplement other funding from the corporation. Infuse service-learning into the primary, secondary, and post secondary curricula to create future generations of adults committed to community service.
The State Commission is a nonpartisan, Governor-appointed commission. It is hosted by the New Jersey Department of State, Office of Community Services. Its role is to guide and oversee New Jersey’s National Service programs.
AmeriCorps Responds to Disasters and Emergencies | America's PrepareAthon!
April 30 is a National Day of Action during the spring campaign of America’s PrepareAthon! As our valued program and partner, we encourage you to participate in the National Service Safety Stand Down.
The Safety Stand Down allows you to take dedicated time to work with your program staff, members, and partners to ensure they are prepared in the face of disasters and emergencies, addressing topics including personal safety and emotional well-being.
Montclair State University AmeriCorps Program
The AmeriCorps Program at
Montclair State University engages 22 AmeriCorps members who support public schools, the NJ School of Conservation, community and faith-based organizations, non-profits, and other civic
organizations in Northern New Jersey.
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AmeriCorps Programs Serve NJ Communities
AmeriCorps programs will serve communities throughout New Jersey in the priority areas of education, disaster response, social services, and environmental stewardship.
2015-2016 AmeriCorps Program Summary